Setting Tallinn as the next family holiday venue can fill grown-ups with a lot of expectations. Soaking up the medieval atmosphere in Tallinn’s OldTown, visiting old churches, and admiring works of art in the city’s numerous museums can sound like the perfect holiday for adults.
However, these attractions do not appeal to the little ones. They want action and fun. Rest assured: despite its reputation as a cultural holiday destination, Tallinn has plenty of things to offer to your young ones as well. The things you can do in Tallinn with your kids range from touring fascinating museums to great outdoor adventures.
If you don’t mind walking, the 87 acres on which Tallinn Zoo stretches itself will make the perfect destination for a family fun day. The variety of animal species you can find here beats many zoos in Europe.
Estonian Open-Air Museum
While you will take a dive into 19th century rural Estonia, your kids will have the perfect opportunity to play around in the open air. During the summer, lots of workshops are organized here to teach kids the basics of Estonian craftsmanship.
In the middle of such a culture and history charged area as Kadriorg neighborhood, Miia-Milla-Manda Museum embodies the edutainment concept perfectly. Kids will have loads of fun while learning everything there is to know about friendship and its importance in life.
If you really want to turn your vacation in Tallinn into a learning experience, AHHAACenter with its Natural Science Museum is the perfect opportunity. Here your kids can watch 4-D movies, play digital games and find out interesting details about dinosaurs.
Situated in the western part of Tallinn, in Haabersti neighborhood, HarkuLake is another spot suitable for family fun activities. The children will enjoy getting to the water on paddle or rowing boats. The sandy lake shore can be easily turned into a picnic location or you can play volleyball, as long as you brought the ball with you.
Are you ready for a carting adventure? Head to FK Center in Oismae neighborhood and you will find what you are looking for. Join the kids on the track and you will certainly have a blast.
Nõmme Adventure Park
Including a sports center equipped with swimming, ice skating and skiing facilities, NõmmeAdventurePark is the place where you can create unforgettable family memories. While your kids try their hands at vertical climbing or other thrilling experiences, accompanied by a professional instructor, you can relax at the on-site café-restaurant.
A popular spot with all age groups, Pirita beach provides you with the usual seaside fun. You will find here great playgrounds that will keep your kids busy for enough time for you to get some tan and relax on the beach.